[ESS] add TODOs into source code?

Rainer M Krug r.m.krug at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 11:55:40 CEST 2008

On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 11:45 AM, Neil Shephard <nshephard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Rainer,
> Glad that was of some help.

You definitely were.

> The grep command isn't internal to emacs.  I blithely assumed that

But there is an option under ECB, that I can grep the source directory
which is exactly what I need.

> your using Linux or some *NIX variant, and grep is a command common to
> most systems.

Yes - I am using Linux

> Thus you'd write your script, and then from a command line (which you
> can run in Emacs with 'M-x shell') you then use grep to scan through
> your R script for the 'TODO' (which is in this instance a simple
> regular-expression).

> Not sure about grep implementations under M$-Windows I'm afraid.

No idea either but does not affect me.

Thanks a lot,


> Hope it helps anyway.
> Neil
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Rainer M. Krug, PhD (Conservation Ecology, SUN), MSc (Conservation
Biology, UCT), Dipl. Phys. (Germany)

Plant Conservation Unit
Department of Botany
University of Cape Town
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South Africa

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